Unformatted text preview: ● Scandinavian helmet found in Raedwald’s grave site which suggests Scandinavian connections ● jewlery and luxories from the tomb show Raedwalds connections to celtic, byzantine, and Scandinavian origins thus creating a hypothesis of heavy trade contacts with these civilizations ● Raedwald’s burial is Pagan ● Wic- trading place, suffix for a trading place Take Aways ● The finds of sutton hoo shows beowulf’s evidence of extensive travel and culture in the north sea society in the seventh and eigth centuries are substancitated by the finds of sutton hoo which are the products of a wide range commercial network ● This network was at its height whe ● Northern europe has more wide ranging commerce and wealth than medditeranean europe and this is a factor of a shift of european power toward the north in this period ● Ethnogenesis works in many directions. its not always the straight forward...
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- Fall '11
- History, Denmark, anglo saxon, Anglo-Saxons, Sutton Hoo, Hoo archaeological dig